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Holy Cow! I just spotted more evidence letter is a fake!
Vanity ^ | 9/9/04 | Vanity

Posted on 09/09/2004 1:12:11 PM PDT by dangus

This is hardly absolute proof, but it is evidence of a forgery:

Word processors bump words from one line to the next to allow the most possible writing on a line without causing a word to be broken, and of course, you automatically start the next line, without even noticing this after a while.

Typewriters didn't work that way. They cued you to start a new line with a little bell that went off as you approached the end of a line. For anyone who did much typing, this became extremely Pavlovian: the bell went off, and you whacked the "carriage" to the starting position of a new line. Typically, this was about eight or ten characters away from the end of the line.

Well, the difference is that a word processor will often fit an extra short word after the point at which a typist would have started a new line. True, a poor typist will often hear the bell go off and decide "Aw, heck, I can squeeze an extra word in." But any real typist will be typing fast enough that they will just smack the carriage over.

Well, guess what? The placement of line breaks suggests that the CBS document was produced by a word processor, not a typewriter.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dangus; killian; ratherlies
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1 posted on 09/09/2004 1:12:12 PM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus
Good catch.
I am still checking on the zip code. I have sent an e-mail to the postal service to check the history of that zip code and if the address is legitimate for that time.
2 posted on 09/09/2004 1:13:52 PM PDT by mnehring (YP4W)
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To: dangus; All

Question: What is a Typewriter?


3 posted on 09/09/2004 1:14:02 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: dangus

What if it is fake on purpose? Sort of...

If I was a PA on 60 Minutes charged with creating the digital graphics for this story the following might happen:

After scanning the original documents I find they are illegible digitally. So I retype verbatim screen shot, bring it into PhotoShop, paste, apply a dimestore old XEROX filter, then photoshop out the signature and place it. Deadline met, the stylized graphic for production has been created. In general the networks do not require the actual document be shown, they have often in the past insisted it is ok to display the actual text in whatever format meets their production needs. So long as the content is not changed.

It needs to be confirmed that those images on the web, and in the show are images of the actual documents before this story goes on.

I am just saying we should start with the question are these the real documents? Cause these images are not consistent with the period.

-- l8s
-- jrawk


4 posted on 09/09/2004 1:14:22 PM PDT by jrawk
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To: dangus

Good work. Now send this to CBS. All your original work and make no copies. This is series and hughe.


5 posted on 09/09/2004 1:14:49 PM PDT by mlbford2 ("sycophantic kerry koolaid sucker" -- S. Hannity)
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To: dangus

what is a little green football?


6 posted on 09/09/2004 1:14:55 PM PDT by Hanging Chad
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To: dangus

Good work.


7 posted on 09/09/2004 1:15:02 PM PDT by spyone
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To: dangus

This has already been explored in depth.

http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/


8 posted on 09/09/2004 1:17:22 PM PDT by federal
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To: jrawk

I think the main thing is that Terry McAuful and the rest of the RAT horde, has lambasted Bush on these docs in the last 24hrs. I think some apologies are in order. Plus this would immunize W to whatever is down the road. Plus an added befefit would be a possible gag ball in Rather for awhile.


9 posted on 09/09/2004 1:17:40 PM PDT by mlbford2 ("sycophantic kerry koolaid sucker" -- S. Hannity)
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To: KevinDavis

Is it anything like a "turntable"? Or the "dial" that TV announcers used to tell you not to touch?

Oh, God, I'm old.


10 posted on 09/09/2004 1:18:23 PM PDT by ScottFromSpokane (Re-elect President Bush: http://spokanegop.org/bush.html)
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To: jrawk

We'll know soon enough. This is up on Drudge and talk radio. CBS will have to come out with some sort of explanation and if your analysis is correct they'll have to provide the original document.


11 posted on 09/09/2004 1:18:44 PM PDT by Arkie2
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To: dangus
You are right that the line breaks work exactly as shown when using 12 point Times New Roman with the default 1 1/2" margins that Microsoft Word provides. And example is here.

You'll also note that contemporaneous Air Force docs are all in courier or some similar non-proportional pitch.

12 posted on 09/09/2004 1:19:01 PM PDT by Darth Reagan (your lazy butts are in this too)
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To: Darth Reagan

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.


13 posted on 09/09/2004 1:20:14 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: ScottFromSpokane

when was the last time you actually "dialed" a phone..


14 posted on 09/09/2004 1:20:21 PM PDT by ken5050 (Bill Clinton has just signed to be the national spokesman for Hummer..)
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To: KevinDavis
Question: What is a Typewriter?

Answer: It's that brown thing over on the credenza that all my beanie babies are arranged on.

15 posted on 09/09/2004 1:20:48 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: dangus

Great point. I'd be willing to bet that whoever "did" this document is some young smartarse who doesn't remember life before computers, and has never seen a typewriter.

Remember, there are a lot of people in the country who've never even seen carbon paper. They just sort of assume that Xerox machines have been here all along.


16 posted on 09/09/2004 1:20:48 PM PDT by EggsAckley (.......John Kerry suffers from delusions of adequacy........)
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To: Arkie2
We'll know soon enough. This is up on Drudge and talk radio. CBS will have to come out with some sort of explanation and if your analysis is correct they'll have to provide the original document.

Here's how they're trying to spin out of the forgery issue...

Text of memos about Bush suspension (AP claiming white house released forged docs!)

17 posted on 09/09/2004 1:21:51 PM PDT by jriemer (We are a Republic not a Democracy)
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To: ScottFromSpokane

Turntable??? You mean a "Lazy-susan" ??


18 posted on 09/09/2004 1:21:58 PM PDT by The SISU kid (I'm the swizzle stick in the cocktail of life)
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To: dangus

You didn't whack a Selectric.


19 posted on 09/09/2004 1:22:48 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: jrawk

Please ping me when/if you see evidence that satisfies your concerns on this issue. Thanks in advance.


20 posted on 09/09/2004 1:22:48 PM PDT by gorush (Exterminate the Moops!)
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